What you think has a greater impact on your health than what you eat or drink, how you exercise or rest, or even what or how you breathe. Thoughts, or memories of thoughts, run through your head twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week – even when you sleep. You can’t get away from thoughts and thoughts affect your physiology all of the time. Man’s level of thought is what separates him from other species. Thoughts can be creative or destructive, helpful or harmful. Thoughts are things.
The impact of thoughts on physiology can be demonstrated by this simple example:
Think of a lemon.
See yourself slicing that lemon in half.
Now, imagine picking up one half and squeezing the juice into your open mouth.
If you do this with your eyes closed and really concentrate, you can, and probably will, begin to salivate. Salivation is your body’s natural response to neutralize the acid of the lemon. Just the mere thought of pure lemon juice in your mouth can change your body’s physiology.
Your thoughts can actually stimulate and prolong intense physiological activity. By physiological activity, we mean the function and processes of your body, its parts and organs. That’s one of the key points of how our concept of the body-mind connection affects your long-term health: thoughts actually generate energy. This has been established scientifically time and again. Proven scientific devices have recorded the energy generated by the brain. It has also been established scientifically that the body is surrounded by energy, which leads us to a key point – the connection between thoughts and health. This is a big. The connection between thoughts and health is the mind-field connection.
What you think about, you bring about. Your body responds constantly to your mind’s messages. In his book, Quantum Healing, Dr. Chopra says, “You may not think you can talk to your DNA, but, in fact, you do continually.” He goes on to say that people who often think and say, “I’m sick and tired…,” shouldn’t be surprised when they get sick or tired. Your verbal expressions and thoughts actually send messages to your body, which it displays in physical symptoms. In fact, specific feelings and emotions have been linked with particular symptoms and diseases. We have reviewed a variety of lists that make these connections, but one that you may wish to refer to is in Karol Truman’s book, Feelings Buried Alive, Never Die.
It seems that negative feelings are generally associated with the production of disease. If that is so, then the opposite postulate would be that positive feelings produce health. Proverbs 16:24 says, “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Feeding the physical body positive thoughts from the conscious mind leads to health. Food for thought – a mind-field connection.